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May. 13th, 2008

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The Tudors Episode 8

At Henry's command - and to Anne's discomfort and suspicion - Jane Seymour (played by Anita Briem) is made lady-in-waiting to the Queen.  When Henry is seriously injured in a jousting match, all thoughts turn to who might succeed him.  There will be far-reaching consequences if Anne's pregnancy does not deliver a healthy son.

It's easy to see why the King has taken an interest in Jane, but not so easy for her to hear about her family's plans for her:


And a couplet to round out this post:

The King thinks Lady Jane's favor saved his life, but lest he forget, he still has a wife.


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Going Down in History

Episode 3 of This American Life consists of stories about people trying to make — and remake — history.  Two Wisconsin convicts gain local fame for almost escaping prison using dental floss. High school students pose for smiley yearbook snapshots, which capture nothing of the dramas in their lives. And a man with a 30-year obsession with one particular bird unveils the grainy, Big Foot-style video evidence that he saw it.

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Behind the Scenes with Billie Piper as Belle in Secret Diary of a Call Girl

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Get on the VIP List!

VIPs get the best of everything... including call girls. If you want to see the first two episodes of Secret Diary of a Call Girl unedited, free of charge, become a VIP Insider! Hurry so you don’t miss all the juicy details:

http://www.sho.com/secretdiary?content=vip

Remember, Weeds and Secret Diary of a Call Girl premiere Monday, June 16 at 10 and 10:30 pm ET/PT, only on Showtime.


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Waiting for Weeds!

I can't wait to see what will happen in season 4 of Weeds!  Here's a sweet Little Boxes tease to get you psyched:


And here's a rad widget if you want to count down to June 16th with your buds!

Mar. 10th, 2008

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JENNY!

God, I love Jenny:

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L Word Season 6 is official!

In case you haven't heard... here's the official press release:

ONE ‘L’ OF A FINALE!

SHOWTIME RENEWS THE L WORD®

FOR 6TH & FINAL FAREWELL SEASON

Last Eight Episodes of First-Ever Lesbian Primetime Drama

To Premiere in Early 2009


LOS ANGELES, CA – (March 10, 2008) – SHOWTIME has renewed the critically-acclaimed, groundbreaking lesbian drama THE L WORD® for a sixth and final season, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, SHOWTIME’s President of Entertainment.  One of the network’s longest running series, THE L WORD® will culminate early next year in eight final episodes, marking the end of an era chronicling the lives of these iconic characters who have played a pivotal role in changing cultural perceptions of lesbians and the transgender community on and off screen.  Production will resume in early summer. 

“It has been a privilege to do this series and tell these stories and have these characters in my life and to share them with the show’s passionate fans,” says Ilene Chaiken, creator and executive producer of THE L WORD®.  “I am thrilled that SHOWTIME has given us this final opportunity to conclude this journey we have all taken together.”

"We are enormously proud of the legacy of THE L WORD®, a groundbreaking series that well surpassed its niche as a gay show," said Greenblatt.  "The title of the show became part of the lexicon, and the breadth and reach of the characters and storylines are a testament to the talent of Ilene Chaiken and her incredible cast.  We have a strong tradition of shows that move beyond the stereotypes of lesbian and gay characters, and we are grateful to everyone involved with THE L WORD® who contributed to its legacy.”

"THE L WORD® has been such an important franchise for SHOWTIME,” adds SHOWTIME Chairman and CEO, Matthew Blank.  "We look forward to an outstanding finale season next year and know this show will live on in many, many ways."

THE L WORD®‘s large and loyal audience has played an unprecedented role in propelling the plotlines throughout the show’s five year history.  Chaiken indicates that the final season will be even more interactive, with fan input guiding the season to its climactic conclusion. “This is by no means the end of THE L WORD®,” she adds.  “The brand and the social network community, OurChart.com, will continue to live and be a destination for lesbians everywhere and a lasting tribute to what THE L WORD® has accomplished.”

In its five seasons on SHOWTIME, THE L WORD® generated an avid audience, as well as critical praise and GLAAD Award recognition for its provocative, sexy storylines, the principal cast and for being a magnet for celebrated directors and guest stars.  The groundbreaking series follows a group of Los Angeles-based friends as they navigate careers, families, friendships, inner struggles and romantic entanglements.  Since its January 2004 debut, the series has become part of American popular culture, spawning its own social networking site (Our Chart.com), huge popularity in Second Life, dedicated fan websites and blogs, along with ancillary products such as THE L WORD®-branded perfume, jewelry and books.

THE L WORD® is executive produced by Ilene Chaiken through her production company Little Chicken Inc.  The series was created by Chaiken and Kathy Greenberg & Michele Abbott and is being distributed internationally by MGM International Television Distribution, Inc.

Feb. 5th, 2008

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First Entry!

Hey everyone - I'll be posting news and reviews about Showtime Networks.  I'll cover all your favorite shows: The L Word, Tudors, Dexter, Weeds, Californication and Tracey Ullman's new show State of the Union.  I'm new to LiveJournal, so if you have any tips, feel free to let me know! 
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